Lesson 92 of 99 • 304 upvotes • 2:52 mins
There will eventually be a day where prosthetics are no longer just for the disabled. However, it’s not just our outside appearance that will change – our genes will also evolve on microscopic levels to aid our survival. For example, an Oxford-led study discovered a group of HIV-infected children in South Africa living healthy lives. It turns out, they have a built-in defense against HIV that prevents the virus from advancing to AIDS. And with gene-editing tools like CRISPR, we may eventually control our genes and DNA to the point where we make ourselves immune to disease and even reverse the effects of aging. Another way to jump-start the human evolution on a different path is to move some of us to Mars. Mars receives 66% less sunlight than Earth. Which could mean humans on Mars will evolve larger pupils that can absorb more light in order to see. And since Mars’ gravitational pull is only 38% of Earth’s, people born on Mars might actually be taller than anyone on Earth. In space, the fluid that separates our vertebrae expands, which led American aerospace engineer, Robert Zubrin to suggest that Mars’ low gravity could allow the human spine to elongate enough to add a few extra inches to our height. However, not even a move to Mars could spark the biggest change in human evolution that we may have coming in the next 1,000 years: immortality. The path to immortality will likely require humans to download their consciousness into a machine. Right now, scientists in Italy and China are performing head transplants on animals to determine if you can transfer consciousness from one body to another. They claim their next big step is to transplant human heads. Whatever happens in the next 1,000 years — whether we merge with machines or become them — one thing is certain: The human race is always changing — and the faster we change and branch out from Earth, the better chance we have of outrunning extinction.
99 lessons • 7 h 8 m
Overview to this course
What is Depression?
The ICRC was formed today.
A famous event of Indian freedom movement.
Why are dogs our best companion?
Alcohol on brain!
A little about twins!
Mysterious temples of India!
What if you didn't drink water!
Oldest ancient civilizations!
The greatest batsman of all time passed away
Death of a fearless freedom fighter!
Why February has 28 days?
The first national park in the world was established today!
Income inequality in India!
Alexander Graham Bell Biography
Part 1 - What our country is famous for!
Part 2 - What our country is famous for!
What is OCD?
Is Dairy scary?
What defines success for you?
A famous national figure got arrested today!
First Indian company on NASDAQ
What is Cancer?
Preventive measures for cancer
The Great Depression
A tribute to Stephen Hawking
A little about the Mughal Empire!
Deadliest earthquakes in the last one decade!
Dalai Lama escapes to India!
How tsunamis work - Alex Gendler
What is Schizophrenia?
What's your blood type and why?
How would a sun-less universe be?
Why can't we afford to lose the Rainforest?
Death of a revolutionary - Bhagat Singh
What is Alzheimer's?
Archaeological wonders of India
What is Color blindness?
Economic impact of British Colonial rule!
Could we live on Mars?
Unesco world Heritage sites - India (Part 1)
The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki!
Unesco world Heritage sites - India (Part2)
History of Bridges!
Literacy in India
What is a 'Black Hole'?
The science behind flight
What our country is famous for - Part 3
History of dates - BC, AD, BCE & CE
How E-commerce is changing the world!
The origin of English Language
The Milk Revolution in India
Death of the 4th prime minister of India
Nuclear powers of the world
Indian Railways - One amongst the largest employers
Five greatest Indian empires of all time
Birth of the father of Indian Constitution
Who Invented the Meter?
The history behind logos
Are you CREATIVE?
The first woman to fly to space
History of the Commonwealth Games
What if the Earth stopped spinning?
India's bullet train project
Architectural marvels of the world
Death of a genius
The Bermuda Triangle Mystery
The Water Cycle - how it works?
Indian Agriculture System
The Financial Crisis of 2008
First artificial satellite to space
The death of an important personality
What if you never slept?
Why does hair turn grey?
What are the effects of overpopulation?
How does WIFI work in airplanes?
Food waste - World's biggest problem!
A lawyer, an activist, and a freedom fighter was born
What Is Fire?
Why did early men paint caves?
Biggest inventions of all times
The First War of Independence
A famous day in Indian history
Another shocking earthquake!
The first Rajya Sabha!
A historic day for the U.S.
What is Sleepwalking
What Humans Will Look Like In 1,000 Years
How would it be to live on the moon?
What is Cloud Computing?
What is Cryptocurrency?
A mark in the history of cinema.
The tragic death of our former Prime Minister
How Digital Wallets work?
History of currencies
How do antibiotics work?